Yukay is an emerging independent recording artist based in the United Kingdom who made his solo debut in 2019 with the single “Stick Around”. That track introduced a talented singer-songwriter with an eclectic genre-bending groove. His sound is a mix of musical elements from around the world.
Originally from Nigeria, Yukay blends pop, hip-hop, r&B and Caribbean vibes with the Afrobeat, Afropop and Afrosoul sounds of his home. As a young artist he studied the work of iconic artists like King Sunny Ade and the late Fela Kuti. Earlier this month Yukay dropped his first new music since 2020.
“Early Bird” is the brand new single from Yukay, released worldwide via all major streaming services on January 26, 2024. The track opens on a dreamy ambient vibe before the beat lands on a laid-back syncopated Afropop groove. Smooth R&B keys paint the edges of the mix as the singer steps to the mic with a smooth and sexy island-infused slow jam love song.